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Sep 24, 2012 5:00pm PDT
of support, and urging governor brown to sign the domestic workers bill of rights. it would extend overtime pay and mandate meal and rest breaks. while existing laws regulate for household employees, those hired for personal attendants for children are not all covered. >> not all things are covered like meal and rest break. this makes it so that all domestic workers, regardless if you're cleaning homes or caring for the elderly or caring for people's children, they are able to also be protected. >> governor brown has ten days to sign this legislation. >>> jury selection began today for a former san francisco crime lab tech accused of stealing drugs on the job. deborah madden used to work as a lab tech for the san francisco police department back in 2009. madden is now facing federal charges of stealing cocaine from the facility, and now could face up to four years in prison if convicted. the alleged drug theft led to the closure of the crime lab and the dismissal of hundreds of cases by prosecutors. the charges against madden carry a maximum sentence of four queers in prison. >>> r
Oct 1, 2012 5:00pm PDT
the state deadline, governor brown signed the bill allowing young undocumented residents to qualify for california driver's license. there is a catch, though. only if they're accepted by a federal work permit program can they get the california licenses. the new law could impact an estimated 400,000 people under the age of 30. it takes effect january 1st. but those familiar with the program don't expect a rush to the department of motor vehicles. >> i think it's going to take a few months for individuals once they receive their deferred action, then they'll be going to the dmv offices and applying for their driver's licenses. >> the bill's author, an l.a. assembly member says the new law will make the highway safer for all californians. >>> starting today san francisco is strictly byob. plastic bags are banned from all retailers, not just grocery stores and pharmacies. the new rule is an expansion of a 2007 law in the city. business also be charging customers 10 cents for any other type of bag they hand out. restaurants are exempt, but only for the next year. >>> you might remember
Oct 2, 2012 5:00pm PDT
wheelchair regatta at the encinal yacht club in almeda. at the helm, as always, is margo brown. >> so the buffers have a little more room to maneuver. >> reporter: if she is to make this year's event a success, margo must be organized. >> you've got all the spare pens now. >> reporter: thorough. >> where is ken? >> reporter: and decisive. >> we need her here, now. >> reporter: though it must be said the fact that there is such an event every year is thanks to another of margo's qualities. >> i'm stubborn. if i start something, i am going to continue to do it as long as it is possible. >> so far it has been physically possible for 16 straight years. this year's regatta the biggest one yet. close to 300 veterans are coming from homes and facilities all over northern california. margo has gathered more than 100 volunteers to greet the veterans. escort them down to the docks. >> how many wheelchairs can you safely accommodate? >> reporter: and one by one. >> all right, is everybody ready? >> reporter: wheelchair and all, place them gently on to some 30 different yachts. the skipper of each bo
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